Chicago Tribune Arts & Fun May 22, 1977
Dealers, books, clubs offer ‘value-able' advice
By Roger Boye
PERHAPS THE MOST common question I
am asked by the novice coin collector is,
"Where can I go to get an honest idea of the
value of my old coins?"
Usually my advice is to visit two or three
coin dealers, buy some coin reference books, or
become friends with a few experienced collec-
tors by joining a local coin club [serious coin
collectors are among the nicest of people].
But again this year, members of the Morton
Grove Coin Club want to help Chicago-area
residents short-circuit all of that. During the
club's annual coin show next Sunday and May
30, club members using the latest reference
books will estimate the value of coins brought
in by any Chicago-area resident.
They will be working from behind a "coin
origin and evaluation booth" at the show in the
Holiday Inn, 5300 W. Touhy Av., Skokie. In
addition to the booth, several coin dealers will
be present to buy and sell coins, and some
coins will be on display.
Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. next Sun-
day, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 30. Admission
to the coin show is free.
IF THE $2 bill is to win its way into the
pocketbooks of Americans, it will have to do it
without the help of a $300,000 Treasury Depart-
ment advertising campaign.
Department administrators scrapped plans
for the campaign, and have instead written to
1,000 retailers asking for their help in getting
more of the bills into circulation.
Relatively few $2 bills have been used since
they were put into circulation more than 18